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I'd say it's a female due to the barring on the tail and the pearls that it still retained after it's first molt (which takes place at around 5 months of age) White spots under it's wings also means it's a female, if it has any. Was the cockatiel whistling or quiet? If it was whistling at all it's a male, however if it was quiet or just squawking, I would resemble female bahaviour. Of course, we can't be sure but the visuals markings are pointing towards a female.
 

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Hi!
Long story short, I also assume it was a female.
The bird was shivering and looked very scared, the cloaca was dirty, the food had bugs, the water was filthy...
She was next to a ringneck with no toes on one leg :(
I got it home yesterday and today has been whistling 😀
I think I got a very young male, but it doesn't matter. He will be very happy 😊
Goodness! That sounds horrible... I'm glad you decided to take the cockatiel into your care! And indeed if it's whistling it may be a male, that's not to say your two male cockatiels won't get along though! They might just need to get used to each others presence before they decide that they are part of the same flock :)
 
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